Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet - first look

A high-quality MIPS-equipped helmet that belies its pricepoint

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Lazer Sphere MIPS helmet
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Early Verdict

Top-rated head protection from one of the best helmet manufacturers in the business

Pros

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    Premium aesthetics

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    5-star MIPS head protection rating

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    Comprehensive sizing spread

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    Six colourways

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    Crash replacement programme

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    30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

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    Fit can be tricky to tailor

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    Not as affordable as rivals despite target audience

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    Matte surface prone to showing up smudges and marks

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Lazer has made a concerted effort to capture the highly competitive mid-level helmet audience with its new Sphere MIPS. The Belgian brand, known for some of the best road bike helmets on the market, went into considerable detail when it came to unpacking the biomechanical data of riders to promote better long-term comfort and overall cooling efficiency. The findings suggested most road cyclists tilt their heads in a forward-facing position at 15-degrees and this data was used to establish the Sphere's ventilation blueprint and design properties. It certainly looks premium in execution but has Lazer cut any corners? 

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